National / International News

Militants 'seize Libyan oil fields'

BBC - 5 hours 37 min ago
Islamist militants have seized two oil fields in central Libya, officials say, as rival factions reportedly carry out air strikes.

Australia economy grows 2.5% on year

BBC - 5 hours 38 min ago
Australia's economy grew 2.5% in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, marking its slowest pace of annual growth last year.

Viewpoint: Why I loved Nemtsov

BBC - 5 hours 39 min ago
A murder in an atmosphere of hatred and intolerance

Striking gold with a hoard of lost property

BBC - 5 hours 39 min ago
The lost property shop stuffed with diamonds, bikes... and a leg

Why are UK petrol prices rising again?

BBC - 5 hours 39 min ago
Why are petrol prices rising again?

Why has suicide declined among older people in the UK?

BBC - 5 hours 39 min ago
Why are fewer elderly people killing themselves in the UK?

Power plants paid to stay idle - MPs

BBC - 5 hours 54 min ago
The Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned that a government scheme to keep the lights on could lead to unnecessarily high energy costs.

MSPs to debate 'super ID database'

BBC - 6 hours 1 min ago
Plans for a new identity database will be debated in the Scottish Parliament amid civil liberty concerns.

Peace Corps Teams Up With First Lady To 'Let Girls Learn'

NPR News - 6 hours 12 min ago

The Peace Corp will recruit and train about 650 additional volunteers to focus on girls' education around the world. The expansion is part of a larger program launched by Michelle Obama Tuesday.

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Sherwood revels in first Villa win

BBC - 6 hours 15 min ago
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says his side are "still alive" in the relegation battle after beating West Brom.

Colombia holds Chinese arms ship

BBC - 6 hours 17 min ago
The Colombian authorities arrest the captain of a China-flagged ship on its way to Cuba with military material on board and no legal papers.

Sony VR helmet set for 2016 launch

BBC - 6 hours 18 min ago
Sony unveils an upgraded version of its PlayStation virtual reality helmet, which it says will go on sale in the first half of 2016.

Kew cuts 'a recipe for failure'

BBC - 6 hours 19 min ago
The government's financial management of Kew Gardens is a "recipe for failure", a Select Committee report warns.

University bosses earning £260,000

BBC - 6 hours 19 min ago
While university leaders want to keep £9,000 fees, a lecturers' union survey shows that vice-chancellors are earning up to £623,000 per year.

Adults get flu 'every five years'

BBC - 6 hours 20 min ago
Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.

Care workers 'being short changed'

BBC - 6 hours 20 min ago
Just one in seven councils in the UK is paying a "fair" price for home care for the elderly, according to a survey.

BBC spends 29% less on star pay

BBC - 6 hours 21 min ago
The BBC has spent 29% less on stars earning more than £100,000 a year over the past five years, an independent review reveals.

Abuse debate, money laundering and cheaper beer

BBC - 6 hours 25 min ago
Wednesday's front pages carry stories on the ramifications of the Oxford abuse case, money laundering via London properties, and a budgetary prediction.

VIDEO: The man who invented impressionism

BBC - 6 hours 28 min ago
Will Gompertz takes a look at the Inventing Impressionism exhibition at The National Gallery.

Stegosaurus gives up body weight

BBC - 6 hours 45 min ago
Scientists work out the body mass of the superb Stegosaurus specimen recently put on display at London's Natural History Museum.